Country Guide: Kosovo

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Updated: November 30, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list stating origin and creator of art items
  • Detailed valued inventory stating quantity, unit value and total value (the value should be different from the insurance value)
  • Request for temporary import (issued from the employer in Kosovo) for Customs.
  • Letter of Employment (showing the duration of stay)
  • Lease Agreement / Rental Contract (showing address of temporary residence)
  • Bank Guaranty (must be equivalent to amount of total calculated Customs duties (provided by the employer).
  • Copy of Kosovo ID (returning residents)
  • Certificate of Residence  (returning residents)
  • Customs Export Declaration (from previous export)
  • Copy of United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) ID
  • Work Certificate made in Pristina by the Organization (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • Full duties are payable on goods identified on the Customs Export Declaration if bought less than 6 months prior to import.
  • For private import, vehicles must be less than 6 years old and must belong to the shipper.
  • For companies and organizations, imported vehicles must be less than 6 years old and must belong to the shipper. 

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required                                          

  • Original Registration Card
  • Original Sales Certificate / Purchase Invoice

 

Specific Information

  • All documents required for personal effects are necessary for the import of motor vehicles.
  • The following should be stated in the shipping advice: model, type, number of chassis, number of doors, year of production, fuel, cubic centimeter, engine number, color, etc.
  • The owner must be present with Passport at the Customs terminal for clearance.
  • For non-diplomatic shipments, full duties are payable if the car has been bought less than 6 months prior to import. 

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • The Veterinarian Health Certificate must indicate that the animals are in a healthy physical condition prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Plant and plant products (permission and Phytosanitary Certificate are required); the Phytosanitary Certificate must indicate that the plants do not have harmful organisms
  • Animal and animal products (permission is required)
  • The following items may qualify for free import if within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), smoking tobacco (250 g)
    • Alcoholic beverages over 22% volume (1 L)

Prohibited Items

  • Illegal drugs
  • Guns, ammunition and explosives
  • Pornographic materials
  • Counterfeit money and goods

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/kv

http://ambasada-ks.net/us

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.